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    • My First FIDE Rated Classical Time Control Tournament!

      In the past few months I was checking Slovenian Chess Federation website and noticed there's a FIDE rated Tournament in Ljubljana, with classical time control, 90 minutes for 40 moves and additional 30 minutes for the rest. Also with a Fischer tim... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jun 28, 2015
      • | 2202 views
      • | 31 comments
    • Epic match, tricky opponent - dailypuzzle

      Dailypuzzle, approaching 1,000,000 profile views, with 50,000+ views per posted content everyday, makes him/her one of the most famous members of chess.com community. Everytime at 9:00 am CET (midnight PST), a big number of members is waiting for ... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Feb 8, 2015
      • | 1768 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Brilliant opening and terrible endgame

      On Sunday, 16th of March 2014, I participated on my 2nd OTB tournament. The first one was 5+0 blitz, this time I competed in a 15+0 rapid tourney. Overall I'm happy with my performance, especially in the first part of the tounrament, when I had 2.... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Mar 18, 2014
      • | 1866 views
      • | 22 comments
    • Best of 2013

      In this blog I will make a throw-back to the 2013. I chose 3 best games I've played in 2013, tried to annotate them a bit. Maybe it's also worthy to say that I also managed to play against GM Jure Škoberne in a simul a few months ago and it was a... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jan 3, 2014
      • | 1700 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Blitz is always fun!

      Last week me and my friend (NewArdweaden on chess.com) played a couple of blitz games in high school's library where we have a very nice chess set. We decided to play 6 games with a time control of 3 minutes and 2 seconds increment for each move. ... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Nov 28, 2013
      • | 2172 views
      • | 25 comments
    • Quick draw or draw by 50-move rule?

      Recently I played 2 interesting games. One with a friend and one from a tournament here on the site. These 2 games were both drawn, but all you need to do is to spot it.  Some draws are obvious but others aren't. There's always a posibility for ... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Oct 1, 2013
      • | 945 views
      • | 8 comments
    • My top 3 Online Chess games in 2012

      Hello! This blog is about my Online Chess on chess.com in 2012, where I managed to play more than 500 games (Team matches, tournaments, "Let's Plays" and so on) & also, my rating went over 2000! However, I have chosen my top 3 games - to prese... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jan 11, 2013
      • | 1971 views
      • | 12 comments
    • My first OTB tournament

      Unfortunately, it was 5|0 blitz. I frequently play blitz games with my friends, but most of the times it's with an increment of 2 or 3 seconds. However, the tournament was dedicated to Vasja Pirc (1907-1980), Slovenian chess player. For more info... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Dec 28, 2012
      • | 2091 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Preparing matches

      Aproximately a month ago, me and a friend decided to play some 10|5 matches to prepare ourselves for the rapid tournament. However, most of the time we play 1|2 bullet or 3|2 blitz.So, we also recorded all our games. You can find the games on Yout... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Oct 27, 2012
      • | 1457 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Don't play when you are upset!

      Today (almost yesterday, it's very late here) I lost 2 games. OK, I got 0,5 out of possible 2 points. But for me I lost both games, especially because I was winning! I will show you some of these different types, which can make you upset. I got a... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Aug 25, 2012
      • | 1412 views
      • | 12 comments